The sport has long had ties to the Confederacy and the legacies of slavery.

  • Bennett Parten
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The first woman of color on a major-party ticket comes a century after women’s suffrage.

  • Stacie Taranto and Leandra Zarnow
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Chisholm was the first Black woman elected to U.S. Congress, and in 1972, she became the first Black woman to run for president.


In ’84, a former VP got the Democratic presidential nomination, faced a Republican incumbent and chose the first female running mate in U.S. history. Sound familiar? Go behind history in this special episode, featuring an interview with Walter Mondale.

“The children are actually better off in school than at home," a Boston school official argued a century ago, echoing the current debate about how schools should respond to the coronavirus pandemic

  • Dustin Waters
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The media must make long years of organizing as visible as eruptions and uprisings.

  • Jeanne Theoharis
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Will coronavirus prompt the house of cards of college athletics to come tumbling down?

  • Amira Rose Davis
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In the summer of 1920, the country needed one more state to ratify the 19th Amendment, and the Tennessee General Assembly was deadlocked. Then state Rep. Harry T. Burn got a letter from his mother, Febb.

Policing public health is likely to result in increased racial disparities.

  • Emily Brooks
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Lincoln’s mail included advice, warnings, pleas, and death sentences. Thousands of the transcriptions are now on line, as Library of Congress concludes its massive “Letters to Lincoln” project.

The flaw is in Trump's strategy.

  • Brett Goodin
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As the suffragist movement gained momentum, women mobilized to oppose the 19th Amendment. The anti-suffragists became a nationwide force that would influence later generations of conservative women.

Seeing loved ones on screen is better than nothing.

  • Sophie Atkinson
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The Deltas who marched for the right to vote in Washington in 1913 helped pave the way for African American women in politics.

Inez Milholland was a 26-year-old lawyer in 1913 when she was chosen to lead a parade of suffragists on Pennsylvania Avenue atop a white horse. But she didn't live to see the ratification of the 19th Amendment.

  • Diane Bernard
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The questions confronting President Trump and former vice president Joe Biden are nothing new.

  • Rebecca Brannon
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Pretending that racism doesn’t exist only delays real change.

  • Frank J. Cirillo
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Instead the catastrophe in Texas City was caused by the same material that apparently triggered a massive explosion in Beirut earlier this week: ammonium nitrate.

Suffragist Virginia Minor tried to vote for president in 1872. When she was blocked, she fought all the way to the Supreme Court — a case that led to the push for the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.

Who tells our stories has always mattered.

  • Jennifer Forestal and Menaka Philips
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